On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void” by Mary Roach explores the strange universe of space travel and life without gravity, describing how NASA prepares astronauts for their mission by setting up all manner of startling space simulations. “Field Gray” by Philip [...]

Club notes — Aug. 14

Altrusa International The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales, met noon on Aug. 8th in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting to order. There were 19 members and one guest, Laura Adkins, present. Frankye King led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. A thank you note was read [...]

School menus — Aug. 14

Elida Monday: Breakfast— Waffle sticks, sausage, juice, milk, cereal. Lunch— Hamburger, fries, lettuce, tomato, pickle, applesauce, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Spaghetti, peas, salad, bread sticks, Jell-O, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Hot pockets, juice, milk, cereal. Lunch — Chicken bites, green beans, salad, rolls, apricots, milk. Thursday: Breakfast —Omelet, [...]

Birthdays —Aug. 14

Brophy Christopher Brophy of Portales celebrated his 32nd birthday on Saturday. Brophy was born Aug. 13, 1979, in Arkansas. He has four children.

Tuesday morning briefing: School days, rocket science and the last gold rush

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. School days Just a reminder: Portales Municipal Schools start today. The first day of school in Clovis is Monday. Eastern New Mexico University classes begin Aug. 24. The countdown The Civil Air Patrol is launching model rockets at their Aug. 25 meeting. The launch [...]

Aug. 14 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Wednesday • An officer was sent to the 800 block of East First Street about 8:30 p.m. in reference to a report of a dangerous dog. A 40-year-old woman said her husband went outside because he heard their dog barking and saw a [...]

Fishing report —

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Aug. 9 — Dora news

The first day of school for grades K through 12 is Wednesday. Superintendent Steve Barron and Principal Brandon Hays, along with the entire staff, wish to welcome students back from summer break as we begin the 2011-2012 school year. Preschool students will begin their year the week of Aug. 22.

Birthdays — Aug. 7

Mares Carlos Mares celebrated his 29th birthday on July 29, 2011.Mares was born July 29, 1982, in Clovis.

Anniversaries — Aug. 7

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Wood William (Bill) R .and Ruth Marie Bernhardt Wood of El Dorado, Kan., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 6 in Ruidoso. The celebration was hosted by their children: Julie Wood, Chris Wood and Carol Wood Sandoval, grandchildren: Amanda Wood Pullen, Ryan Wood, Janay Summers, Andrew Sandoval, Patrick Sandoval and Taryn Wood and their great-grandchild: [...]